Although the top four acting categories garnered predictable winners, what no one predicted at the 2017 Oscars were the infamous hashtags known as #Envelopegate and #Oscarfail.
When Warren Beatty and Faye Dunnaway went to present the Oscar to best picture, Beatty had been handed the wrong envelope by the accountants. Confused and apprehensive once he looked at the envelope (which read Best Actress Winner Emma Stone from La La Land), Beatty attempted to show Dunaway the mistake before she immediately blurted out: LA LA LAND!
What a total F up. It’s one of the most surprising reversals in Oscar history.
As Trevor Dueck writes, Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel steered us through an overall entertaining show with Trump jokes and on ongoing feud with Matt Damon. Don’t forget about the bus-load of tourists who got the surprise of their lives when they were brought into the Dolby Theatre and got to meet some of Hollywood’s biggest names.
Here’s a recap of the 2017 Academy Awards.
Any Cut to Michael Shannon
Kimmel Awakening the Beast
Seth Rogen Fan-Girling
Taraji & Octavia During Candy Drops
We Are All Gary
Ben & Matt – No New Friends
#I did not portray a sexual assault survivor to present an oscar to this wreck
Ben Affleck’s Quivering Lip for Casey Affleck
The Cutest Non-Couple Backstage
The Conspiracy Behind Envelopegate
La La Land’s Director humming Hello Darkness My Old Friend
We Are All Shirley MacLaine at this Moment
Moonlight’s Cast Reactions
Director Barry Jenkins FTW…later, fools who dream!
LA LA LAND HAVING TO LEAVE THE STAGE SO MOONLIGHT CAN ACCEPT THE OSCAR SAVED 2017